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1978 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

Compromis: Case Concerning the Indepeshi Secession (Indepesh v. Balistan)

Topics: Law of Armed Conflict - Jus in Bello, Obligations Under Non-International Armed Conflicts v. International Armed Conflicts

Location: Capitol Hilton, Washington, D.C.

Date: April 29, 1978

Jessup World Cup Champion
Brooklyn Law School (USA)
Team Members - Elizabeth J. Aisenberg, Jean Bernstein, Madelaine Eppenstein

Runner Up
University of Toronto (Canada)
Team Members - Christopher Grauer, Philippe LaLonde, Harry Underwood

Final Round Judges
Hon. Philip C. Jessup - ret. Judge, International Court of Justice
Mr. Harry H. Almond, Jr. - Senior Attorney-Adviser, International Law & Affairs Division, U.S. Department of Defense
Fritz Kalshoven - Professor of Law, University of Leiden, The Netherland)

Problem Authors: 
Waldemar Solf - Chief, International Affairs Division, Office of the Judge Advocate General, Department of the Army
Harry H. Almond, Jr. - Senior Attorney-Adviser, International Law & Affairs Division, U.S. Department of Defense
Assistance from George Grandeson, Esq. - District of Columbia Bar

Jessup Fellow: Ellen Behravesh

Administrative AssistantPamela M. Young 

Best Oralist (Championship Round): Jean Bernstein, Brooklyn Law School (USA)

Best Oralist (International Rounds): Regina Graycar, University of Adelaide (Australia)

Best Oralist (US Rounds): William Quarles, Catholic University of America

Best Applicant Memorial (Richard R. Baxter Award): University of Toronto (Canada)

Best Respondent Memorial (Richard R. Baxter Award): University of Toronto (Canada)

Best Memorial Int'l. Rounds (Alona E. Evans Award): University of Toronto (Canada)

Best Memorial (US Rounds): Brooklyn Law School

Best Memorial (US Regional Rounds - Rutgers Award): Ohio Northern University

Number of Teams Worldwide: 154

Number of Teams at the International Rounds: 20

Number of Countries24

Number of Countries at the International Rounds23

Featured Partners :White Case logo RGB International Bar Association

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